I have been running my community for about 5 years. It is a very small niche, however, there is not another on the net like it as far as a forum here in the USA. My question is, if you are your own niche or there are 50 other sites like yours out there - how are you any different then the others? Why should I hang around your site when there are many more just like it… What do you do to keep members involved? Here are just a few things I do. 1. Have a forum game area. Here are a few: Change a letter - a member starts with a word - lets ay pack, the next member changes the first letter, perhaps to jack..and so on. Google it- A member starts by posting a photo then they will tell the next person what to google and post a silly photo of. 2. Daily photo thread - My site is about cats so I do a daily photo of a members cat with a funny saying on the photo using Gimp or Photoshop and create a daily thread. 3. Cat of the month - I also do a monthly "Cat of the Month" and highlight it for the entire month in the sidebar area with a photo of the cat and link to the "Cat of the month" thread. 4. Monthly newsletter. What are some things you do to be "different?"